The City in the Middle of the Night

The City in the Middle of the Night If you control our sleep then you can own our dreams And from there it s easy to control our entire lives Set on a planet that has fully definitive never changing zones of day and night w

  • Title: The City in the Middle of the Night
  • Author: Charlie Jane Anders
  • ISBN: 0765379961
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Hardcover
  • If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams And from there, it s easy to control our entire lives Set on a planet that has fully definitive, never changing zones of day and night, with ensuing extreme climates of endless, frigid darkness and blinding, relentless light, humankind has somehow continued apace though the perils outside the built cities are If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams And from there, it s easy to control our entire lives Set on a planet that has fully definitive, never changing zones of day and night, with ensuing extreme climates of endless, frigid darkness and blinding, relentless light, humankind has somehow continued apace though the perils outside the built cities are rife with danger as much as the streets below.But in a world where time means only what the ruling government proclaims, and the levels of light available are artificially imposed to great consequence, lost souls and disappeared bodies are shadow bound and savage, and as common as grains of sand And one such pariah, sacrificed to the night, but borne up by time and a mysterious bond with an enigmatic beast, will rise to take on the entire planet before it can crumble beneath the weight of human existence Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 368 pages Expected publication February 12th 2019 by Tor Books More Details ISBN 0765379961 ISBN13 9780765379962 Edition Language English Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The

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    • Charlie Jane Anders

      I m the author of All the Birds in the Sky, and the forthcoming The City in the Middle of the Night Plus a short story collection called Six Months, Three Days, Five Others, and a novella called Rock Manning Goes For Broke.I m probably the only person to have become a fictional character in a Star Trek novel and in one of Armistead Maupin s Tales of the City books.I used to write for a site calle I m the author of All the Birds in the Sky, and the forthcoming The City in the Middle of the Night Plus a short story collection called Six Months, Three Days, Five Others, and a novella called Rock Manning Goes For Broke.I m probably the only person to have become a fictional character in a Star Trek novel and in one of Armistead Maupin s Tales of the City books.I used to write for a site called io9, and now I write for various places here and there I won the Emperor Norton Award, for extraordinary invention and creativity unhindered by the constraints of paltry reason I ve also won a Hugo Award, a Nebula Award, a William H Crawford Award, a Theodore Sturgeon Award, a Locus Award and a Lambda Literary Award.I have published a ton of short fiction way over 100 short stories at this point I ve stopped counting My stories have appeared in Wired Magazine, Tin House, Conjunctions, the Boston Review, Tor, Lightspeed Magazine, McSweeney s Internet Tendency, The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction, Asimov s Science Fiction Magazine, Tin House, ZYZZYVA, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Uncanny Magazine, 3 AM Magazine, Flurb, Monkey Bicycle, Pindeldyboz, Instant City, Broken Pencil, and in tons and tons of anthologies One year, I was in one of the Year s Best SF anthologies and in Best Lesbian Erotica at the same time I organize Writers With Drinks, which is a monthly reading series here in San Francisco that mashes up a ton of different genres Every month, I make up weird fictional bios for the readers and performers, and nobody s sued yet Readers performers at Writers With Drinks have included the aforementioned Armistead Maupin, plus Mary Gaitskill, Amy Tan, Rick Moody, Jonathan Lethem, Dorothy Allison, W Kamau Bell, Luis Alberto Urrea, Ruth Ozeki, Ishmael Reed, Karen Joy Fowler, Maureen McHugh and just countless others The SF Chronicle did a really nice article about Writers With Drinks.Back in 2007, Annalee Newitz and I put out a book of first person stories by female geeks called She s Such a Geek Women Write About Science, Technology and Other Nerdy Stuff There was a lot of resistance to doing this book, because nobody believed there was a market for writing about female geeks Also, Annalee and I put out a print magazine called other, which was about pop culture, politics and general weirdness, aimed at people who don t fit into other categories To raise money for other magazine, we put on events like a Ballerina Pie Fight which is just what it sounds like and a sexy show in a hair salon where people took off their clothes while getting their hair cut.I used to live in a Buddhist nunnery, when I was a teenager I love to do karaoke I eat way too much spicy food I hug trees and pat stone lions for luck I talk to myself way too much when I m working on a story



    750 thoughts on “The City in the Middle of the Night

    • Charlie Jane Anders writes prose that is infused with imagination, compassion, heartache, and a deep exploration of what makes us human The City in the Middle of the Night is a huge departure from her first novel, All the Birds in the Sky, in almost every way tone, rhythm, subject matter, milieu but what the two novels share is Anders transporting, invigorating confidence as a storyteller Anders trusts her audience to follow her as she spins a tale that unfolds with precision, presenting wh Char [...]


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    • I received an advanced reading copy of The City in the Middle of the Night through a giveaway I was excited by the premise, and looked forward to reading my first Charlie Jane Anders story Unfortunately, I did not enjoy the experience.I think The City in the Middle of the Night was aiming a little for a The Left Hand of Darkness feeling Admittedly, I was primed for this comparison by a promotional quote on the back However, I think the comparison of two anthropologically dif [...]


    • COVERRRR The answer to when I will get tired of covers featuring cityscapes is never If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreamsAnd from there, it s easy to control our entire lives NEEEEED THIS BETTER BE GOOD


    • A bit messier than her first the smash bang amazing ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY but in ways that pay great homage to Ursula K Le Guin while pushing hard SF ever further into the future A tidally locked planet, humanity on the edge of a breakdown, strange creatures and stranger stories there s a lot in here and even when the going gets tough, it s still well worth the going Andrew Sean Greer s blurb on the front is right CJA is our generation s Le Guin.


    • COVER ART love love the cover art on this book The cover art also symbolizes the plot of the book Two cities and the people, partially in darkness and light, and the gray in between The story is told from alternating points of view Sophie and Mouth The setting is in the future on another planet Have you ever had a friend that you loved than anything For whom you would sell your soul That you love maybe than as a friend Meet Sophie, a young student living in a city tha COVER ART love love the cov [...]


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